Cameroon footballing legend Samue Eto’o says he wishes he was still playing so that he can take part in next years Africa Cup of Nations tournament set to take place in his native country.
Eto’o has praised the Cameroonian Authorities and the Cameroonian people for their efforts to ensure that the country is ready to host the tournament successfully next year.
Cameroon was set to host the CHAN in April this year but the Tournament was postponed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The former Cameroon striker believes Cameroon will deliver the best Afcon ever due to world class infrastructure that has been put in place in the country.
“Cameroon is a unique country, it’s a football country. The only regret I can have is that I cannot participate in this tournament as a football player,” Eto’o tells RFI.
“We were able to note with great joy all the efforts made by the Cameroonian government and the Cameroonian people by giving all the sportsmen and lovers of football a stadium worthy of the stadiums of Europe.”
“We have nothing to envy today in certain European countries. Today, my young brothers have these infrastructures. We will do everything to make them ready to offer us one of the most beautiful African Cup of Nations ever organised.
“But the one that is beautiful for us will be the one that we will win. Cameroon will be ready for AFCON. Cameroon already has everything to host AFCON.”
The Afcon is set to take place in January and February next year, but there are growing concerns that if the coronavirus continues, the tournament could be cancelled and pushed forward in the calendar.